Don't miss: Don Giovanni at Nashville Opera Photo: Jonathan Pfahl.

Don't miss: Don Giovanni at Nashville Opera

Jenna Simeonov

This week, Nashville Opera opens its “strikingly visual” production of Don Giovanni, starring baritone David Adam Moore in the title role.

“Audiences should look forward to experiencing a roller-coaster ride of powerful emotions,” says John Hoomes, Artistic Director of Nasvhille Opera and the director of this Giovanni. “Mozart did his very best to pack this opera with extreme contrasts - light comedy suddenly melts into searing drama, playful romance gives way to sensuality and yearning, and every moment is heightened by the brilliant music of Mozart.”

Don Giovanni starts a curious season at Nashville Opera, which also includes Bizet’s Carmen, Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, and the world premiere of Robert Paterson’s Three Way, a trio of one-acts (“Think Sex and the City meets The Twilight Zone,” say Nashville Opera).

Next to the the contemporary half of Nashville’s season, Hoomes is passionate about the lasting relevance of Don Giovanni. “Although written over 200 years ago, our production of Don Giovanni remains incredibly relevant to the world today,” he says. “I feel the audience will love how intense and dramatic the show can be, while also being incredibly funny - often at the same time. Mozart’s original intent was to create a dramatic experience with lots of jokes sprinkled in, and he certainly succeeded.”

Don Giovanni plays October 6 and 8 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall, so click here for details and tickets while there’s still time.



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